Onshore winds over the weekend brought visibility levels down somewhat. However, this was the last thing on the minds of our eighteen drift divers on Saturday afternooon. A late high water afforded a leisurely lunch between Saturday morning’s boat dive to Llachog Prahan and departure for Streamstown. Divers started to gather at the entry point from 4pm, with Cillian and Breffni aiming to have divers hitting the water for their first dive before 5pm. Two boats were used to drop divers at the mouth of Streamstown Bay, and collect them after each of their two underwater runs. The unrelenting speed of this drift pushes underwater sightseeing down the list of diver’s priorities, so for once poor vis barely registered in our divers’ consciousness. The main concern was how to get as far as possible, as fast as possible! Indeed, the competition between our intrepid drifters lingered well into their obligatory post dive comparisons in the ‘Bard’s Den’ pub. For argument’s sake, let’s just call it a tie!
Our next Streamstown Drift Dive takes place on Saturday 12th June. This dive is always a popular one, so early booking is advised.